The X-Men characters are presented in more palatable heterosexual bodies but they are very much a coded narrative on two branches of queer protest and resistance. Sean O’Toole writes about why X-Men stories resonate with queer trauma, safe spaces, and survival.
Can we have meaningful LGBTQ+ representation without showing same-sex PDAs? Danni Glover investigates.
Karen Pollock explores the themes behind The Duke of Burgundy, a story of love, betrayal and how far we will go to please a love
Willow Lloyd offers a queer retrospective on the Ridley Scott classic.
Dan Phillips looks at the way gay men have been represented on our screens, and wonders how helpful representation has really been.
Stephanie Farnsworth reviews the latest season of the award winning Netflix show ‘Orange is the New Black’.
Fresh from its UK premier at Sheffield’s Doc/Fest, Paul Jackson reviews Sara Jordenö’s inspiring documentary about New York’s voguing ballroom scene.
What happens when a mother and son project their sexualities onto the same person? Danni Glover reviews Andrew Stegall’s feature debut, ‘Departure’.
It’s almost time for the BFI Flare Film Festival. Lee Williscroft-Ferris sits down to watch Poshida, a documentary by British-Pakistani filmmaker, Faizan Fiaz, which depicts the grim realities of everyday life for LGBT people in the South Asian nation.
Stephanie Farnsworth looks at a show that’s leading the way for portraying sexuality.